|Reviews for Flitting Through Pages: A Reader's Odyssey|
| Adeleidhis chapter 25 . 3/2
Thank you for taking the time to explain your timeline difference. I'm excited for the next chapter. I'm not a huge fan of drama myself. I hope you have more action scene coming up next!
| LadyDunla chapter 25 . 3/1
I really don't mind about the timelines, you know. It's fanfiction, so a lot of writers twist timelines a bit to make things fit, and you haven't butchered things the way I've seen others do, so I really wouldn't worry all that much. Having said that, the timelines in the author's note were definitely helpful. And I liked your retelling of the war. It's colourful and interesting. You also capture the reaction of the others to the tale quite well. I don't think anyone could really be unmoved by what they heard.
Thanks for sharing!
| Adeleidhis chapter 24 . 3/1
WHAT THE FRIIIICK!? Noo... Why you do this to Balin? (_)
It's okay just joking. I must say that your extensive research in the appendix and history of the original Middle Earth is admirable. I may be asking you some questions before continuing with my story, just to make sure I am being accurate. Your story for Balin and the creativity you displayed by modifying it from Tolkien was a stroke of pure genius. ( May I borrow you r brains? LOL) I eagerly await your next update.
| Savarra chapter 25 . 3/1
Congrats! I should give you a medal! That was officially the most amazing Author's Note I will ever see! How do you even keep all of those numbers straight?
| Adeleidhis chapter 23 . 3/1
Aaaaw, Dwalin. I always thought Dwalin had a sweet little charm to him.
* Takes a Bow* 100th reviewer am I? Well, your story is a wonderful one. I'd be licky if I get that much by the time my story is all said and done! I am revising mine and have been stuck on this next chapter T_T. I have to admit, Cate punching a tree takes guts!
| Little Lorikeet chapter 24 . 1/27
Yay, I was so excited when I saw a new chapter posted! :D I have read the extra stuff, ages ago, so reading this chapter has made me recall bits of it. I will need to reread them :) I would like to hear more about Cate and Bofur though, he was trying so hard to do right by her in the beginning of the story but now that she has formed this friendship with Bilbo, he has seemed to have fallen by the wayside. Still a great chapter though, keen for the next one.
| Savarra chapter 24 . 1/26
Love it! Thank you for the explanations you put in the chapters. As I am not one that has read the books, a little history always helps. I liked the little background story you added to Balin's character! It gave him more depth. I also liked how much you thought this thing through! It shows! As always, thank you for this whole story! I didn't submit any reviews for the past chapters, as I was too busy reading! Really can't wait for the next chapter! Thank you!
| LadyDunla chapter 24 . 1/25
I definitely like your take on the story, very much so, actually. And I suppose that since dwarves are such a secretive race, that they wouldn't just blurt out all of their history to people they didn't know all that well just yet, so good job conveying that.
Thrór didn't travel on his own, though, according to Tolkien. He had one companion, called Nár, with him, who stayed outside while Thrór all but waltzed into Moria and got himself killed for it. Nár was left alive by Azog because he needed to serve as a messenger to convey the warning that no other dwarves should attempt the same thing Thrór had done, or they would receive the same treatment. Don't get me wrong, this is no criticism, just thought I'd tell you, since you said you didn't know if Thrór had a companion or not.
Lovely job again. Thanks for all your hard work!
| Jarjaxle chapter 24 . 1/25
well have to say you got me once again very interested about this story. please update soon.
From What i Read, Thrór Traveled with one Dwarf to Moria, and I have to say from what i did Read he Marched with pretty Big Arrogance Straight inside of The Mine like he Owned it. Despise the Warnings. That One Dwarf waited outside the News,around 3-5 days or was it week or two, until Thrór Head was Thrown out of The Mine, Defiled and Azog's Mark in his Forehead. That One Dwarf had to Listen Orc's Laughter and Azog's Mocking, Heck He Even Who He Was To That Dwarf, and He was Allowed to leave to take warning to stay away From Moria. Well, we All Know what The Dwarfs Reaction to That Was.
Nice explanation chapter and Nice View of Balins Character, Even if we don't know if it is 100 % right. (that can only know Mister J. R. R. Tolkien) nice going tough
| LadyDunla chapter 23 . 1/2
Lovely chapter again. Sorry I'm a tad bit late with reading and reviewing this time; my family is making a claim on much of my time these days, but thanks for reminding me that I was falling behind. Thanks for the shout-out as well. You're really welcome.
Yes, it does seem as if Dwalin is doing a bit of thinking. I think that's good. It's what people do after all, and I don't think Dwalin is stupid, not at all. Logical that he's a bit puzzled though, Cate being so different from what is normal for the women of her kind. Something tells me he might be slightly shocked if he knew that Cate is hardly the exception to the rule where she comes from. It is a completely different society. Dwalin's character is interesting and it's nice you take the time to explore that. Did I ever mention that your notes at the end can be really helpful sometimes? If I didn't, I did it now.
A belated happy New Year to you and thank you for all your hard work!
| Little Lorikeet chapter 23 . 12/31/2013
Great chapter. Cate's hand is really going to give her trouble, something she does not need! I am really liking how you have portrayed Dwalin. A lot of stories portray him as aloof or a brute, but you have given his character depth and an insight to how he thinks and it really works. Well done :) It will be interesting to see how Cate gets along with the dwarves now after her big blow up at Thorin. Keen for the next chapter!
| LadyDunla chapter 22 . 12/28/2013
It's nice to have a different perspective for a change. As much as I love Cate and Company, this gives some background and that's needed too.
Well done and happy New Year to you.
| Little Lorikeet chapter 21 . 12/27/2013
Ooh, I actually cringed when she punched the tree, ouch! This has probably got to be one of my favourite chapters. I really enjoyed Cate's confrontation with Thorin, she stood her ground but was very aware she was heading into dangerous waters. I think if she hadn't been female, Thorin would have clocked her one by now. Great job, once again, I am loving this story. :)
| Adeleidhis chapter 20 . 12/27/2013
I really love your story. You are are very good with explanations and detail. I especially admire the fact that you have the dwarves say their own opinions and draw their own separate conclusions about Cate. You even went so far as to give them a slight background info! Awesome! I love how Dori is always bugging her like she's about to throw grenades at them or something! The way you portray Dwalin is very accurate in my opinion. I especially like how Cate is completely creeped out by Thorin whereas most OC's fall head over heels for his 'gorgeous eyes'. Love it. Giving each person individual thoughts just adds so much more 'flavor' and makes the story less 'flat'.
I look forward to reading more of this very original story.
| wolfhawk99 chapter 21 . 12/24/2013
I started reading this story a couple of days ago, and I haven't been able to stop! I love how she hasn't immediately connected with them, and how she only wants to get home instead of accompany them on their quest. I also think it is great how she did not recognize them straight away (this is my first review, so I figure I might as well review the whole story so far!) and only once Gandalf explained things to her did she understand. I think naming the horse Tolkien was a great idea! I haven't read that before! I also admire her for the way she stood up to Thorin in this chapter - good for her! It is understandable that she gets frightened, but a lot of stories just seem to be the character showing one side to them, whereas Cate has shown a lot of different emotions, and i like that.
I really hop you update soon, as I can't wait! I have been looking for the right FanFiction story to read for a while now, and I have finally found the perfect one!
Now that my rant on how amazing your story is, is over, all I have to say is thank you! Again, please update soon, as I would love to see who else she bonds with!
p.s. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!